Man sentenced to 60 years in jail for CTX crimes

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 12:05:03-04

A Central Texas man has received 60 years for crimes committed in the area. 

Nicholas Kirkpatrick was sentenced to 40 years on each of two counts of aggravated robbery, 10 years for evading arrest, and 10 years for the offense of an assault of a public servant that occurred while Kirkpatrick was in jail. 

Kirkpatrick was one of two carjacking suspects in Hewitt in 2015. Hewitt police received a call of a man with a gun that was trying to carjack a vehicle. Nearby schools had been placed in lock down mode while police searched for the man. 

Kirkpatrick, 23 at the time, and Kaleigh Sessions, 22 at the time, were in a reported stolen Chevrolet Cruze. Kirkpatrick was driving recklessly and engaged police in a high speed chase. 

A man contacted police shortly stating that his SUV had been stolen at gunpoint. Officers found the SUV and the chase resumed. Kirkpatrick left the roadway and struck a detective's car. 

Kirkpatrick had been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated robbery, evading arrest, aggravated assault, and criminal mischief charges. 

Kirkpatrick also assaulted a lieutenant during his time in prison. 

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